In order to earn a Certificate in Business & Corporate Law, LLM students must complete 9 credits from an approved list of certificate courses. (NOTE: It IS possible to complete a Certificate in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution AND satisfy the requirements for the New York Bar Exam). The list of approved courses varies from year to year based on the specific courses offered in the curriculum each semester. A representative list of courses is:

  • Corporate Taxation
  • Employee Benefits: ERISA & Tax
  • Financial Accounting for Lawyers
  • Financial Literacy & Basic Financial Concepts
  • Information Privacy Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Taxation
  • Intro to Tax Credits / Dev. Incentives
  • Law & Economics
  • Law, Business & Governance
  • Organization & Regulation of the Healthcare Enterprise
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Preparing Commercial Agreements
  • Private Equity Transactions
  • Problems in Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Reorganization Seminar
  • Securities Law Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Securities Regulation
  • Seminar on Broker-Dealer Regulation
  • State Securities Regulation, Investigation & Examination
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • UCC: Article 2

The following full-time faculty teach in the area of business and commercial law.

Faculty and Staff Directory
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Scott Baker

Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Development and William F. & Jessica L. Kirsch Professor of Law

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John N. Drobak

George Alexander Madill Professor of Real Property & Equity Jurisprudence; Professor of Economics; Director, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute

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Gerrit De Geest

Charles F. Nagel Professor of International and Comparative Law

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Michael M. Greenfield

George Alexander Madill Professor of Contracts & Commercial Law

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Daniel Keating

Tyrrell Williams Professor of Law

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Jonathan Smith

Assistant Professor of Practice; Director of the Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic

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Peter Wiedenbeck

Joseph H. Zumbalen Professor of the Law of Property